'Caps Chronicle - Sept 14, 2011

'Caps Chronicle: Task at hand


After playing in the 2010 FIFA World in South Africa, Jay DeMerit’s mindset remains focused on Vancouver Whitecaps FC after not being selected to Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. roster this summer. "I play the same whether I'm in the national team or not and I'll do that again on Saturday and just keep working” (Marc Weber – The Province).

In MLSsoccer.com’s new feature,’24 Under 24’, Vancouver Whitecaps FC first overall draft pick Omar Salgado earned a spot as one of the best 24 players under the age of 24 in MLS. Find out what ranking the American youth international earned (MLSsoccer.com). 

Continuing with his Whitecaps FC report card, Geoff D’Auria gives his opinion on what grades he thinks the players deserve. Check out and see if you agree what letter grades they received based off their performance throughout the 2011 MLS campaign (Geoff D’Auria – Vancouver Courier).

The September 27 countdown continues until FIFA 12 is released. Yesterday, The Video Game Writers reviewed the demo and gave their overall analysis of the improvements in this year’s edition (Daniel Wise – The Video Game Writers).


Make sure you listen to ‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio throughout the week, as he connects with his partner-in-crime Paul Dolan to discuss a variety of topics this week. You can listen right now on teamradio.ca or find the podcast you are looking for right HERE.

The show is on every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.

Need even more soccer updates, information, and soccer perspective? Listen live to ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago’ which can be heard every Sunday from 9:00 – 11:00p.m. PT.


After another world-class goal by Whitecaps FC midfielder Davide Chiumiento last weekend and some incredible saves from ‘Caps goalkeeper Joe Cannon, both players have been nominated for MLS ‘Goal of the Week’ and ‘Save of the Week’ respectively (MLSsoccer.com).

With three big matches upcoming for Vancouver Whitecaps FC against LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC, and Portland Timbers, learn about why ‘Caps fans should be excited around this month’s exciting west coast action (Jamieson Brooks – whitecapsfc.com).  

After playing to a 1-1 draw last weekend against New York Red Bulls, whitecapsfc.com explored the magnificent Red Bull Arena in a tour to uncover the fine features and glorious views (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Whitecaps FC are pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Franks as head therapist for the Residency program. Learn more about Franks’ role and career endeavours as Whitecaps FC Residency is back in action (whitecapsfc.com). 

Want to see some incredible footage of the construction efforts that are being made to Whitecaps FC new home? Check out ‘BC Place Photo Construction Gallery’ and ‘Roof Time Lapse’ to see the progress heading into the home opener on October 2. 

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC is on Facebook and Twitter @ ‘WhitecapsFC’ and ‘WhitecapsMatch’ to get all the updates, information, latest stories, and live match updates.


With two MLS teams in action last night for ‘Match Day 3’ of CONCACAF Champions League ‘Group Stage’ action, find out how LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids faired on Tuesday evening. Also, check out the rest of this week’s CCL action with Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders FC, and FC Dallas still to come (CONCACAF).  

The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament will be held at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, from January 19 to 29, 2012. Tournament packages will go on sale September 9, 2011, with affordable prices featuring an average ticket price of just under $6.50 per match across 15 matches in eight days of world class soccer (whitecapsfc.com).